10. Be Polite and Non-Threatening

Complex Says: Which cop is more likely to give you a ticket, the calm, secure cop, or the one who has no idea who you are or what you might try? Police officers get killed making routine traffic stops every year, and this is in the back of a cop's mind every time he pulls some guy over. When the cop pulls you over, immediately stop the car, put the keys on the roof without getting out of the car, don't rifle around in the glove compartment, and put your hands on top of the steering wheel. This body language tells the cop that you're not planning on running, you haven't retrieved your grandfather's Colt 1911 .45 from its hiding place, and you are waiting for instruction before doing anything else. Police like it when they know they're probably not going to get shot today.